two best friends
Faith Focus: The greatest friend
This week, my dearest childhood friend came to visit me. We became friends in high school and she is one of the few friends I still keep in contact...

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Family Pathways director wins Nexstar’s Remarkable Women in the Community award for Permian Basin
The impact Anna Rodriquez had on Buckner Family Pathways in Midland is representative of the program's success with single-parent families in...

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southcrest church
It started with a whisper: How one West Texas church impacts their local community with service
A single lyric from a song, “Oh, somebody needs the light you have,” adds further fuel to an already passionate ACTNow missions team from...

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Faith Focus: Soaking in God's Word
Yesterday, my mom and I were outside walking my dog. The sun was out and there was a cool breeze. ...

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rhonda lee found safety at buckner family pathways
Buckner Family Pathways gave single mom safety and security to succeed
College was never considered an option for Rhonda Lee. She aged out of foster care and had to fend for herself. College, she thought, was only for...

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senior living communities promote stronger marriages
How senior living communities nurture stronger marriages
There is a common misconception that senior living communities are where senior adults move when they have no one left and no other options, but that...

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the stephens adopted three children from foster care
The missing piece of the puzzle
Katie and Aaron Stephens had a plan: foster young children, adopt, be a forever family. But five years later, they saw six children come and go from...

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jasmine noble thrived at buckner family pathways
Single mom declares she's 'a force to be reckoned with'
As 4-year-old Jaxson plays with toys on the floor, his mom watches on with a smile. Jaxson warms her heart. She loves him dearly and seeing him happy...

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maria pena learns from her family coach
Buckner Family Hope Center brings new independence and hope to widow
Maria Peña offers her cookies timidly but proudly. The cookies are more than just cookies - represent new beginnings, hope and healing. The road she...

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allencia washington
When a single mom chooses faith over fear
Taking a leap of faith – twice – changed Allencia Washington’s life. Originally from Houston and struggling to juggle school, work and raising...

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Finish well
"Remember this?" asked my brother. ...

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Buckner International and Howard Payne University establish wide-ranging collaboration
Buckner International and Howard Payne University recently announced the launch of a collaboration to give students opportunities to better serve...

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